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BC-NE--Nebraska News Digest 3:45 pm, NE

May 26, 2019

Hello! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Nebraska. Questions about coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to the Omaha Bureau at 402-391-0031 or omahane@ap.org. Nebraska News Editor Scott McFetridge can also be reached at 515-243-3281 or smcfetridge@ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Central.

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AROUND THE STATE:

NEBRASKA CAPITOL FOCUS

LINCOLN, Neb. _ Nebraska lawmakers will end their session this week with a new state budget and dozens of laws passed, but many priorities fell by the wayside and sent senators back to the drawing board. A few of those measures could end up before voters in the 2020 general election, but in most cases, lawmakers will work over the summer and fall to tweak their bills in hopes of winning more support in next year’s session. By Grant Schulte.

EXCHANGES:

EXCHANGE-COURT REPORTERS

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. _ If you’re smart, responsible and persistent, the court reporter business might be waiting for you. There is a nationwide shortage of court reporters, say two women who do the job in Hall County District Court. Lisa Hagman and Lori Moss have kept a careful record of judicial activity for more than 30 years, and they’d like to see more people coming up behind them. By Jeff Bahr, The Grand Island Independent. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1134 words.

EXCHANGE-BEEKEEPING JOURNEY

HOLDREGE, Neb. _ Being a beekeeper has been a rugged road for Betty Sayers. Sayers of Holdrege embarked on her journey as an apiarist in 2003. She saw an advertisement in the Kearney Hub about a doctor from the University of Nebraska entomology department speaking in Kearney about beekeeping. At the time, Sayers owned and operated the online magazine, Nebraska Rural Living, but she decided to take on a new venture. By Ashley Bebensee, Kearney Hub. SENT IN ADVANCE: 871 words.

IN BRIEF:

BUFFETT LUNCH AUCTION _OMAHA, Neb. _ Billionaire Warren Buffett is again auctioning off a private lunch to raise money for a California homeless charity.

CAMPGROUND CLOSED _ BELMAR, Neb. _ Officials say Cedar View Campground at Lake McConaughy State Recreation Area is closed so construction crews can complete upgrades to campground amenities.

SPORTS:

BBC--Big Ten Championship

OMAHA, Neb. _ Fifth-seeded Nebraska plays Ohio State in the Big Ten Tournament championship game. By Eric Olson. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.

B10-OHIO ST-MINNESOTA

OMAHA, Neb. _ Brady Cherry homered during a four-run fourth inning and Ohio State held on to beat Minnesota 8-6 Sunday and reach the Big Ten Tournament championship game. The semifinal was postponed until Sunday because the length of games Saturday would have pushed the start time past the Big Ten’s 11 p.m. curfew.

BBC--NCAA Regional Sites

OMAHA, Neb. _ The 16 teams that will be hosts for the NCAA baseball tournament regionals are announced. The rest of the 64-team field will be unveiled Monday.

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